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Snow Mouse

Snow Mouse is an enchanting seasonal and festive production which is aimed at 'babies, pre-schoolers and their families'. On entering the room we were...
Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Coriolanus

Coriolanus comes to the Barbican as the first instalment of the RSC’s Roman season in a transfer from Stratford. Any production of this under-performe...
Ninagawa Company, Macbeth
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Macbeth

Famous improvisational troupe the Comedy Store Players play a game where they ask the audience to suggest styles of theatre for them to continue the s...
After the Rehearsal/Persona Barbican Theatre
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After the Rehearsal/Persona

Remember that scene in Woody Allen’s time-travel comedy Midnight in Paris where the hero encounters Luis Buñuel, and pitches him what will become the ...
The Tempest by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016. Photo Topher McGrillis © RSC
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The Tempest

After a successful run in Stratford, Gregory Doran’s staging of The Tempest now graces the stage of the Barbican, in all of its whimsical and mystic g...
Ex MachinaRobert Lepage, 887 , Robert Lepage, image credit Eric Labbé
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887

A largely autobiographical piece is easy enough to turn out either boastful and boring or reproachful and equally boring, and yet Robert Lepage’s 887 ...
BarbicanToneelgroep Amsterdam, Obsession, image credit Jan Versweyveld
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Obsession

Obsession is an early example of Italian neorealist film: a mid twentieth century genre that concentrated on the dispossessed - typically the homeless...
The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespeare at ...
Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Barbican Centre. Photo Jan Versweyveld
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Roman Tragedies

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra is a total theatre experience. The Flemish director make...